Situation #6: Flooding
Survival essentials: Know routes to and from your home, don't speed through standing water, don't try to gun it through rushing water, and be smart. As my grandma would say, "Use your brain."
According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services, flooding is the No. 1 natural hazard in Mecklenburg County, both in terms of frequency and damage to property. The Northwest may get all the rainy glory, but Charlotte gets more rain annually than Seattle -- and in fewer days.
Charlotte's infrastructure, particularly drains and roads located on floodplains, contributes to standing water and flooding. This is apparent in various areas around Charlotte (like Myers Park, Dilworth, University, and South Charlotte) where, during heavy rain, roads will flood from lack of proper drainage and creeks rise too quickly.